Putney Road link consultation

Closed 29 Apr 2018

Opened 2 Mar 2018

Feedback Updated 20 Sep 2018

We Asked

We asked how the proposed Putney Road scheme will affect the way you travel, as well as whether there were any other concerns with the scheme.

You Said

In total, 291 responses were received. 60.1% of these were opposed to the scheme, while 25.4% were positive. The remaining 14.4% of the responses were neutral or balanced.
The main points raised were the concern that the scheme will increase traffic in the surrounding areas, in particular Victoria Park Road and the Clarendon Park area, and that this will negatively affect air quality.
A further concern was that the scheme only caters to car users and does not do enough for sustainable modes of transport.

We Did

Monitoring the impacts of large highway schemes is undertaken by the city council on many large highway schemes. Due to concerns raised in the public consultation, we will monitor traffic flows in and around the Clarendon Park area and air quality in several locations.
Design changes have been made to the scheme to improve it for walkers and cyclists. The council is taking a balanced approach to improving transport in the city – there is a second NPIF funded project which will improve public transport.

Results Updated 20 Sep 2018



This public engagement exercise seeks views on the planned improvement works to the Putney Road West / Aylestone Road junction. 

The scheme will create a shorter route for traffic moving from east to west between the Welford Road area and Saffron Lane / Aylestone Road, and will help to relieve congestion on the southern central ring road network, particularly around the Leicester Tigers Football Club ground and the approaches from Welford Road, Aylestone Road and Upperton Road.
This reduction in congestion will improve overall vehicle travel times and air quality - we expect to see an immediate reduction in pollution across this part of the city as the scheme creates shorter routes, more efficient distribution of traffic and shorter journey times. Air quality will be measured before and after construction.
The scheme will also support economic growth by improving access for businesses in the Freemen’s Common Industrial Estate. Access will also be improved to future development in the area, particularly at the University of Leicester.
While the main benefit of the scheme will be improved access for motorists and others using the road network, there will also be an improvement to walking and cycling facilities along Putney Road, making it a more attractive route for users of sustainable transport.
The consultation is designed to understand issues that might arise with this project. A final decision will be made after the consultation. If it becomes clear that the scheme will not achieve its objectives, then the scheme will be reviewed.
Please note that this is a stand-alone project and is not connected with any other road improvement scheme - either currently being considered, or potential future developments that may, or may not, ever take place.



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